ESTAR BIEN, CON MENOS O NADA

Matador Magazine
Volume P. Pages 121-135
Published by LA FABRICA. 2014. Madrid, Spain



BUY!!!


The Spanish crisis has left many people outside the circuits of consumption. For them, the city has become a territory to rediscover under the new constraints imposed by the current economic situation. But being positive when one faces such strong changes is difficult.

Aware of our limitations in understanding the city in all its complexity, almost committing an audacity, we wanted to test the ability of our cities to host activities that barely involve consumption. Symbolically, three were chosen -walking, congregating and looking for a task in which to work- and we tried to list the urban spaces in which they could be developed.

Our aim in this study has been to encourage these people to stop seeing their environment as a set of problems, and have the courage to see it as a set of opportunities.


La crisis española ha dejado a muchas personas fuera de los circuitos de consumo. Para ellos, la ciudad se han convertido en un territorio que redescubrir bajo los nuevos condicionantes que impone la actual situación económica. Pero ser positivo cuando uno se enfrenta a cambios tan fuertes es tarea difícil.

Conscientes de nuestras limitaciones para comprender la ciudad en toda su complejidad, casi cometiendo una osadía, hemos querido analizar la capacidad de nuestras ciudades de albergar actividades que apenas impliquen consumo. De forma simbólica se escogieron tres -pasear, congregarse y buscar una tarea en la que poder trabajar- y se trató de enumerar los espacios urbanos en los que se podrían desarrollar.

Nuestra intención al realizar este estudio, ha sido animar a estas personas a dejar de ver su entorno como un conjunto de problemas, y tener la valentía de verlo como un conjunto de oportunidades.














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CHINDOUGU SHELTERS

Chindougu Sheters project catalog
Self publishing. 2011, Madrid, Spain









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INSTANT RAMBLA

Instant Rambla project catalog
Self publishing. 2011, Madrid, Spain









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RESEARCH ON TOWER HOUSE BY ARCHITECT TAKAMITSU AZUMA

Jutakutokushu Magazine
August and September issues, numbers 292 and 293. Pages 96-105; 74-81
Published by Shinkenchiku. 2010. Tokyo, Japan






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DROP, COVER AND HOLD ON. PUBLIC SPACE AND POST EARTHQUAKE SHELTER

Catalog of the workshop which was held at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Directed by architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Enrique Walker
Published by Tokyo Institute of Technology. 2009. Tokyo, Japan